The Mighty Malaga
Malaga Lake Park an easily reachable 227 acre esplanade on the tributary of the Maurice River.
Generations have enjoyed the soft sandy beach along the lake for a splash of summer excitement and relief from the scorching humid heat.
The origin of Malaga is accredited both to early glass workers, which were illustrious in the area, but also from the Spanish city of Malaga and the planting of Malaga Grapes. The soil in the area is magnifico for growing grapes.
Malaga Lake is not a natural lake. A Dam was created over a century ago, using small bubbling streams from the Maurice River. The land was once a sprawling farmstead. Now, the lake is 105 acres of winsomeness.
Talk oak trees still line the surroundings of the lake. In 1873, the West Jersey Camp Meeting ground was formed. It eventually became known as Malaga Camp. Methodists flocked from surrounding towns to spend their vacation on more than 100 cozy cottages along the periphery.
Malaga Lake park offers a nature junkies dream of fishing, swimming, bird watching, bbq stations and boating. Woodland trails surround this luscious body of water.
This is one of Franklin Township’s swanky basins of beauty. I think almost all the folks of South Jersey have probably visited in their lifetime. Oh and a bald eagle has recently been spotted here.
Until our next adventure, my friends! -The Yummygal